Bourjois Air Mat Foundation review

February 18, 2016

Bourjois Air Mat foundation 06 Golden Skin

I don’t need to tell you how important foundation is in your skincare routine. Foundation can be the finishing touch to your natural look or its crutch. Because I use foundation to work now, I’ve become quite a tough cookie when reviewing them. A foundation that leaves me oily at 10am just won’t do it anymore.

I received the Bourjois Air Mat foundation in shade 06 Golden Skin to try out recently. I have used Bourjois foundations before and I am well aware of the fanfare that Healthymix gets from those who have tried it. Bourjois foundations are usually a great combination of value for the price you pay.

Bourjois Air Mat is a medium coverage foundation that is supposed to dry to a completely matte finish. I used this foundation in a two ways:

  1. Over primer, applied with a brush and then set with powder
  2. Over a bb cream applied with hands and then set with a finishing spray.

When I used it with a brush and then set with powder, I just didn’t like it. It sets very matte and is very visible on my face. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t as natural as I hoped it would look. However, when I used it over a warm-toned bb cream and set it with a finishing spray it looked amazing. So amazing that I got random compliments! I’m chalking the difference down to my dry skin, foundation does tend to stick to flakier areas especially if it’s a matte formula.

The shade I have, 06 Golden Skin is a great match for my MAC NC43ish skin, but it does have a slight pink tone. So if you are very yellow-toned it won’t work for you. This is a general problem with many Bourjois foundations however and not just with this Air Mat.

Overall, I actually like the Bourjois Air Mat foundation. It ‘s a good choice if you like a matte finish and even if you don’t a finishing spray will fix that up for you. The coverage is medium and I use much less concealer than I do with other foundations, it also doesn’t crease easily.

You can find Bourjois Air Mat foundation at selected retailers nationwide.

Bourjois Air Mat foundation 06 Golden Skin swatch

Bourjois Air Mat foundation 06 Golden Skin swatch

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1 Comment

  • Reply Lakshmi March 4, 2016 at 5:50 am

    I had no idea you could use foundation over bb cream! I thought bb cream was for every day use, not a lot of coverage , and foundation was heavier. Never thought you could mix both. I think ill give it a try! πŸ™‚

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